this line of bicycles included
many models but is best known for their
Competition. They were produced in Mexico in the 1970s and early 1980s.
models used a similar frame but primarily differed in the components packages, the Pro
with Campagnolo Nuovo Record (pictured) and the Competition with Suntour.
models were made under the
marque; the parent company
Acer-Mex, a large domestic bicycle producer. The tubing was
Columbus and the workmanship generally was good. The lugs and seat stay attachment
looked very like Cinelli's top models, but unlike Cinelli, the fork crown was an external
box crown. Unfortunately, a few unethical owners have placed Cinelli decals on these
"My first hand knowledge of
these bikes were in 1976 when as a member of my university's cycling team in
Guadalajara Mexico. (Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara) I went to Mexico City
to the factory (Windsor, aka Acer-Mex) and was custom fitted a Windsor pro bike.
The builder of these bikes was a gentleman by the name of Remo Vecchi, who had
worked for Cinelli in Italy, until he was brought over to Mexico to build these
bikes. It is this reason I believe why the Windsor Pros are virtual copies of
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